Muneeza Shamsie

Muneeza Shamsie (nee Habibullah) is writing a literary history Hybrid Tapestries: The Development of Pakistani English Literature from Colonial Times to the Present Day and is Managing Editor of a work-in-progress The Oxford Companion to the Literatures of Pakistan . She has also edited three anthologies of Pakistani English Literature including And The World Changed: Contemporary Stories by Pakistani Women (Women Unlimited 2005): its award winning US edition (Feminist Press at CUNY, 2008) included new headwords and a new expanded introduction.
She is the Bibliographic Representative (Pakistan for The Journal of Commonwealth Literature , is on the international advisory board of The Journal of Postcolonial Writing and has guest edited its 47.2 issue "Beyond Geography: Literature, Politics and Violence in Pakistan" (May 2011)
She is also on the International Advisory Board for the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature and was a member of its 2013 judging panel. She has served two terms as the regional judge (Europe and South Asia) for the Commonwealth Writers Prize (2010 and 2011). She is on the editorial board of Pakistaniaat: A Journal of Pakistan Studies , and the Advisory Board of Bengal Lights.
. She contributes regularly to The Literary Encyclopedia and in Pakistan to the newspaper Dawn and the periodical Newsline . Her memoir essays have appeared in various publications including 50 Shades of Feminism (Virago, 2013) and Moving Worlds 13.2.: Postcolonial Cities: South Asia . She was born in Lahore, educated in England and lives in Karachi.